digital footprints

Revenge porn: Facebook teaming up with Government to stop nude photos ending up on Messenger, Instagram

November 02, 2017 16:54:03 If you’ve had a nude photo taken, you might be nervous about where it could end up. Key points: Facebook working with e-Safety Commissioner to block image sharing You could flag photos of you don’t want circulated, then they cannot be uploaded again Images sent to database won’t be stored Your phone may be hacked or a relationship turn sour, meaning the “revenge porn” picture could be made public without your say so. Now, Facebook is partnering with a small Australian Government agency to prevent sexual or intimate images being shared without the subject’s consent. e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said victims of “image-based abuse” would be able to take action before photos were posted to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger. “We see many scenarios where maybe photos or videos were taken consensually at one point, but there was not any sort of consent to send the…